In the past year…
My debit card was stolen and incurred over $1,800 worth of theft.
I fought the Police who refused to investigate.
I testified in court.
I totalled my S10 pickup.
Sat three times on the side of the road with an overheated PT Cruiser.
Remodeled my bathroom.
Played a very dumb Bunny.
Had a wardrobe malfunction on stage.
Was accused of being a bad parent by my son’s school.
Watched him vomit before school for weeks on end.
Couldn’t help him.
Stood within minutes of homeschooling him.
Found a school that in which he would thrive.
Decided to move from the home I’ve known since I was 13.
Finally allowed myself to fall in love.
Chose Jaz’s school instead.
Broke my own heart when I walked away.
Lost many friends.
Left my job of 7 1/2 years on bad terms.
Found new homes for Barkley, the Shih Tzu, and Mimi, the parrot.
Thought I had TB for a half an hour.
Performed in my last Karing Kapers after 13 years.
Left the house that I loved.
Was kind of homeless for two weeks.
Jaz and I spent our first Thanksgiving alone.
I spent my first Christmas alone.
Started a new job that I love.
Heard the words, “One of our best students” in a school 7th through Senior year.
And for 2011′s final farewell… I hit a coyote on the way home last night.
There is truly something humbling in standing on the side of a deserted interstate at 2 a.m. digging innards out of the grill of your car. I can safely say that 2011 was not my year. I am ready to tie this year up with a bow and bury it in the backyard. So, I bid adieu, 2011. You will not be missed.
As my friend, Seth, said… Dear 2012, please be kind.
I wish you all the happiest New Year!